info 10.8.10

By the Numbers
the skint

Average travel time to work for New Yorkers…
39.4 minutes

National travel time average…
25.3 minutes

Estimated number of hotel rooms in NYC…

Supermarket scanner error rate citywide…
One of every three

Percent of acceptably clean streets, June 2010…
Staten Island
Citywide Total

NYC greenhouse gas emission reduction in 2009 from previous year…

Fried eggs and ham at E.A.T….

Top Broadway box office gross, week of October 3rd…
$1,507,992 for Wicked

NYC murders in 1990…
NYC murders to date this year…

The best subway line
The 7 Line

Cost per pound of sprouts from Windfall Farms at Union Square Market…

Year of first statewide march on Albany for gay rights

Number of maps in the NY Public Library Map Division…

Rank of falling in NYC's top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospitalization…

Street cleanliness: (PDF)
Hotel rooms:
Supermarket scanners: NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs
Commutes: NYC Economic Development Corp. (PDF) and The Source
Greenhouse gas emissions:
Fried eggs and ham: E.A.T.
Murders: NYPD (PDF; To date is as of 9/26/10)
Best subway line: Straphangers Campaign
Gay rights: Infotrue
Broadway grosses: Boffo Box
Maps: NYPL
Hospitalization: NYC Dept. of Health (PDF)

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skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri-sun 3-9pm: the park avenue armory transforms into a huge indoor carnival, complete with a 50-foot ferris wheel(!), games, performers, workshops in circus acts (balloon sculpture, juggling…), more. $5 admission (rides extra).

fri-sat 1-8pm (+10/9 11am-6pm): 90+ vintage clothing + textile dealers gather at this year's manhattan vintage clothing show. metropolitan pavilion, $15 admission with email signup (reg $20).

sat 6pm: celebrate john lennon's 70th birthday with a free screening of lennonnyc @ central park's summerstage, free

sun 8pm-4pm: glam it up as the 'bowie ball' pays homage to the starman. dj's, live music, burlesque, makeovers, costume contest, screening of the hunger, more! santos, $10 before 10pm w/ rsvp, $15 without.

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